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echoing the excitement of four years ago. >>> and in boston a gracious concession from a worthy opponent in the long, hard-fought and extremely expensive race. >> a victorious president obama says "we are all in this together." now the work on the second term, creating more jobs, healing the economy, moving forward with health care reforms begins for president barack obama. >> announcer: from abc news, this is "world news now." >>> and good wednesday morning, everybody. i'm rob nelson. >> i'm paula faris. barack obama has been re-elected president of the united states, declared the winner just after 11:00 eastern last night. winning pretty much all the key battleground states including ohio on his way to clinch the 270 electoral votes that he needed. >> predicted a long night. didn't really end up being one. ended pretty quickly. electoral college, sweeping victory for the president. despite the big margin he won by in the college. the popular vote still a lot closer. that going down to the wire. there you see the crowd outside abc news election headquarters in times square. they went wi
lost the election. >> reporter: this is what mitt romney faced when he awoke this morning in boston. freezing temperatures, gray skies, the stark reality that his dream of being president was over. we've learned right after romney made his concession speech, he made an unexpected decision to stay overnight at the westin hotel. >> it's a moving target when you work with the secret service. we did not expect the romney family to be staying overnight. >> reporter: his reporters left trying to figure out how the republicans win next time. >> the republican party needs to get they're house in order. stay out of people's private lives. leave women alone. >> reporter: the winner here was boston. the head of the convention and visiter's bureau told us boston came out at least $20 million richer, thanks to the romney campaign. 50 rooms just for his family and staff here. other hotels also at capacity. taxis and restaurants full. even the airports saw double the usual number of private jets. >> boston officials saying having the former governor of massachusetts here on election night was a go
awoke this morning in boston. freezing temperatures, gray skies, the stark reality that his dream of being president was over. we've learned right after romney made his concession speech, he made an unexpected decision to stay overnight at the westin hotel. >> it's a moving target when you work with the secret service. we did not expect the romney family to be staying overnight. >> reporter: his reporters left trying to figure out how the republicans win next time. >> the republican party needs to get they're house in order. stay out of people's private lives. leave women alone. >> reporter: the winner here was boston. the head of the convention and visiter's bureau told us boston came out at least $20 million richer, thanks to the romney campaign. 50 rooms just for his family and staff here. other hotels also at capacity. taxis and restaurants full. even the airports saw double the usual number of private jets. >> boston officials saying having the former governor of massachusetts here on election night was a godsend. just about making up for all the money lost last week from the
, nancy. jan crawford has been covering the romney campaign. she is in boston tonight. jan? >> well, scott, governor romney just landed here about an hour ago after making campaign stops in that key state of ohio and in pennsylvania. he talked to reporters on the way back on the plane and he said he felt good about this campaign. they hadn't left anything in the locker room and that he thinks they're going to win. he said he just finished his victory speech. he's not written a concession speech. now, the mood inside the campaign tonight, scott, is one of cautious optimism, i'd say. but there is a little bit of nervousness and here's why: campaign sources that i'm talking with tonight say they are encouraged by the high numbers of republican turnout they're seeing in these swing states like ohio, florida, virginia. they believe that will outperform john mccain in 2008. that's the key to this election. they really had to run up the score in those areas. but here's where the nervousness comes in. they're also seeing some of the president's turnout in some of those democratic areas like in nor
they will close in ottawa, montana, and utah. alaska closes at 1:00 a.m. eastern time. we're in boston where the romney headquarters is located. the president and his team is in chicago. we're at the rnc headquarters in washington, d.c. and on capitol hill where the democrats are gathering and all evening we will show you the latest results. these are actual numbers. these are not projections as we track the key house, senate, and gov.'s races as well as the presidential race and you can keep track of all this on our website. this is the only network that gives you a forum to express your views in what is happening with results tonight and you can do so by giving us a phone call. the number is 202-730-triples 32. [inaudible] you can also join us on our twitter page. #cspan2012. we will get that in a couple of minutes. john boehner is here and let's get to some of the latest results. >> ap is calling some states in the presidential contest. let's start with new hampshire and take a look at the results. with 20% of precincts reporting, president obama has 55%. mitt romney at 44%. let's move on
hoped for. msnbc's chris jansing is outside headquarters in boston. it's eerie how quiet it is. there's nothing going on behind you. that's not the way they thought this was going to be the morning after the election. >> to say the least. and you mentioned mitt romney had spent almost seven years for president. it was over in about five minutes. a short of gracious concession speech. but that was preceded, chuck, by 90 of what were thought to be bizarre minutes where the media called for barack obama. and some for mitt romney said they would contest it there. at one point ryan got in his van and returned to the hotel. there was a question even when they said he was coming over here to make remarks whether it would be a concession speech. about an hour and a half after the networks called it, the mitt romney did call the president and then came into this ballroom for what i said was a very brief and very gracious final comment. so after one of the most -- the most expensive presidential race in history and one of the most acrimonious, mitt romney called for unity. >> the nation as you
-span. but what soldiers now placed on century duty on the road in and out of boston and on guard outside the homes, officials and with british artillery now aimed at the town house of the general court, it is easy to understand why many boston residents felt threatened by the occupation. many he is how some soldiers try to stir up racial tensions in their town. not everyone in boston is white. for instance, with an -- within a month and there are rival, three british officers had been discovered encouraging some african american slaves in boston to attack their white masters. one of the stock officers assured these black bostonians that the soldiers were there to procure their freedom and that with their help and assistance, we should be able to drive all the liberty bowl is to the devil. while that slaves he talked to ignore these lies, the british army was not there to free the slaves. several white residents marched complaints -- loged complaints. >> colonial life in british occupied boston, saturday night at 8:00 eastern, part of a holiday weekend now through monday morning on c-span
was formed in 1979 it went from boston in the east to syracuse, new york, as its western most outlet. the big 10, as you said, was midwestern schools. the pack 8, which is now the pack 12, was surprisingly enough four schools in california, two in oregon and two in washington. so geography was important, academics were important and competitive levels were important. now the landscape has changed completely. geography has been thrown out completely. academics have been thrown out completely and, to some degree, competitive levels have been thrown out completely because it's all about what schools can make you the most t.v. dollars and a conference and what conferences can make schools the most t.v. dollars. that's the unifying force now. >> brown: so it's dollars and television. particularly in football, right? >> exactly. a all of those thing changes that have happened over a period of ten years now, because it began when the a.c.c. raided the big east for virginia tech, miami and boston college to improve itself as a football conference to get more t.v. dollars for football. it is about foo
. here we go. >> in the parade of papers, "the boston globe," house democrats and republicans came together in a rare showing of bipartisanship to pay tribute to their own. tip o'neill, they officially renamed a government office building near the capitol in o'neill's honor. >> can you get a little closer, donnie? "the dallas morning news," the environmental protection agency has temporarily suspended bp from new contracts in the united states because of a, quote, lack of business integrity. existing contracts will not be affected. the deep water horizon spill of 2010 resulted in the death of 11 platform workers. and you're done, donny. >> i was literally about to go out and run up to it. >> you can regroup for a minute. joining us now with a look at the "politico playbook," executive editor there, mr. jim vandehei. good morning. >> how you doing, willie? >> doing all right. we were talking about your peer at the top of the show. take us behind the scenes. steve rattner and he's not alone is pessimistic that a deal will get done before the end of the year. >> here's a reason that y
campaign in boston on tuesday night. joining us on our news line. hi ginger, good morning. >> good morning. thanks for having me. >> bill: it was not a happy night there. the word got around pretty close that things were not going romney's way didn't it? >> it was pretty clear early points in the night that he wasn't going to win but there was sort of a group that held out hope in boston. but the crowd started to dwindle, the enthusiasm was gone really early. >> bill: what were some of the signs like virginia didn't immediately go or north carolina didn't immediately or florida or ohio? is that what people were looking for? >> yeah, you were looking for wins in any of those states. and even north carolina which sort of everyone had conceded at that point. they knew that -- the obama camp had conceded. they knew that romney was going to win north carolina. i think they called new hampshire before north carolina which was not a good sign for people hoping for a romney victory. >> bill: what were they saying now the ne
if it's needed. i know the republican governor there is pressuring, there's pressure on boston, if it qualifies for a recount they would like the romney folks not ask for one. >> well, that's some real reporting. thank you very much, chuck todd, as always. joining me now, chris cillizza, msnbc political analyst. chris cillizza, what about the fiscal cliff and negotiations? what do you think the president is doing and planning and how engaged personally will he be in trying to avoid what obviously is a messy way to start a second term? >> well i think that chuck is right, there are still -- they are making sure that everyone on their team is kind of decided where they want to go. my guess would be, andrea, he's actually pretty engaged only because he's learned the lessons of his first term particularly on health care where it was sort of a well let's let congress work its will and we'll step in and get a bill together and get something done. obviously that process took a lot longer than the white house would have liked. it was significantly more contentious than the white house
was awarded to general george washington in 1776 for liberating the city of boston. today, we will present a congressional gold medal to aung san suu kyi in recognition of her efforts to liberate the people of burma. today, we celebrate her steadfast commitment to democracy, stability, and human dignity, and we do so in a manner worthy of her ideals. nancy pelosi initiated the measure of awarding this metal and republican george w. bush signed into law. his wife, former first lady laura bush, is with us today, as is her predecessor, secretary of state hillary clinton. coming together in mutual respect, a step from the chambers where we passionately debate the issues of the day that has become almost second nature to us. but it is a blessing, and we will hear over and over during the course of this ceremony, aung san suu kyi has shown the world just how hard one it really is. on behalf of the congress, let me express how humble and honored we are by your presence here in the rotunda of the united states capitol. >> ladies and gentlemen, please stand for the presentation of the callers by th
news that romney was, quote, shell-shocked when he realized he lost. "the boston globe" said the campaign had planned a big fireworks show to celebrate the victo victory. for a few moments, it was actually online and really to go. and it includes plans for the inauguration. and it says he's working on a smooth transfer of power. but now mid romney is a private citiz citizen. he doesn't have secret service protection. the campaign aides say the credit cards have been cut off and supporters say he's likely to move to his home in california. i think he just fades, says one top donor. i think we have seen for the most part the last of mitt romney. but for the party he's leaving behind, the debate is just beginning. does the gop adapt, or does it fade into relevance? is this the party of lincoln or the party of rush limbaugh. joining me is megan mccain, columnist for "the daily beast and msnbc contributor. on election night she tweeted, quote, my party has to evolve or it's gooding to die. hogan go aheadly, he's worked for both rick santorum and mike huckabee. thank you both for j
'm on that list. >> that's just in the regional papers, though, up in the boston edition. >> let me ask you a question. i felt a little objectified personally. >> yeah. >> kind of like a piece of meat, flesh. >> right. >> arm candy stuff. >> why is it always about the looks? >> especially being part of this literate algonquin-type show. >> boo hoo. >> a little levity before we get to some really tough stuff. >> yeah, we've got serious business. there's much more on the general petraeus situation, but we've got breaking news this morning. it's changing by the minute out of israel. this morning israeli tv reporting three israelis were killed in rocket strikes in the southern part of the country. this comes as the israeli military has launched an aggressive new campaign to cripple hamas after repeated rocket attacks. as many as 750 this year, they say, launched from gaza into southern israel. last night president obama spoke on the phone with prime minister benjamin netanyahu acknowledging israel's right to defend itself but also urging him to not have civilian casualties. this youtube video s
in chicago. governor romney in boston. we'll take you there live in a moment. we are getting information on why they vote the way they are. martha maccallum will cover that for us. >> reporter: they are analyzing the response as they come out of the polling places tonight. there are key states like ohio and virginia. the polls are still open for hours as people come home from work and continue to vote. so many areas we haven't heard from yet. what we can tell you for sure so far is that this is a very tight race tonight. let's start with the national poll question. direction of the country. are we on the right track or the wrong track? it's evenly divided. those saying we are on the right direction and going for president obama, no surprise there. 52%, though, say we are headed in the wrong direction. they are backing governor romney. now voters are split on whether the economy is getting better or worse. huge question tonight for everyone, of course. you have about four out of ten states getting better. three of ten say it's getting worse. three of ten says it stays the same for them. s
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just about to go in and then you said sorry [ bleep ]. >> joining us now from boston, the moderator of "meet the press," david gregory. as we take a live look at the white house. >> did you see this? >> oh. >> david gregory, the guy that found you out in the streets in l.a. playing stickball and took you in and said kid, you can be a star one day, jeff zucker, right here. hired at cnn. that's exciting for jeff, isn't it? >> it is. it's cool. >> absolutely. absolutely. he'll do good things. >> that's all he has to say. that's all he's got to say. >> i think we're all thrilled for jeff. >> okay. that's all he's got to say. >> wow! >> he's a company man. he's a company man. >> all right. >> no, you know, he doesn't want to upset phil. you know, buddy, you can't talk about, you can't say. >> phil gets upset. >> he gets upset. >> he gets really hurt. he gets emotional. >> we can't have jeff doing too well, right? >> no. >> i know. >> did you hear what phil said? >> what about phil say? >> about zucker. he's just turned on him. just vicious. >> really? >> hateful diatribe. >> oh, no. out
fireworks show over boston harbor as part of a victory celebration. the boston globe reports the romney campaign contracted with the same firm that handles boston's fourth of july fireworks and obtained a permit. but of course they ended up with nothing to celebrate. >>> a dramatic moment in a tucson courtroom today. the former congresswoman, gabrielle giffords, stares down the man who tried to kill her. we have new details from her would-be asass sin's sentencing hearing today. but not from germany. ♪ a powerful, fuel-efficient engine, but it's not from japan. ♪ it's a car like no other... inspired by a place like no other. introducing the all-new 2013 chevrolet malibu, our greatest malibu ever. ♪ [ male announcer ] it's that time of year. time for campbell's green bean casserole. you'll find the recipe at campbellskitchen.com. ♪ campbell's. it's amazing what soup can do. 100% new. 100% mmm... wow, that is mmm... it's so mmm you might not believe it's a hundred calories. new yoplait greek 100. it is so good. >>> important meetings going on at the white house up on capitol hill
soul searching about the future of the party. as romney said good-bye to campaign staff at his boston headquarters yesterday, republican recriminations were already in full swing. one member of the campaign's finance committee told "the washington post," "everybody feels like they were a bunch of well meaning folks who were to use a phrase that governor romney coined to describe his opponent -- way in over their heads." plenty more republicans were more than willing to go on the record. >> the romney campaign did nothing -- zero -- nothing -- in the last few days to jump-start the governor. >> after that first debate, i don't know where that mitt romney went. i mean in the summertime, he was raising a lot of money and he was on lake winnipesaukee, he was having fun on the jet ski. >> when conservative commentator ann coulter defended romney, ingraham incredulously disagreed. >> if mitt romney cannot win in this economy, then the tipping point has been reached. we have more takers than makers and it is over. >> i'm sorry, this is going to sound cruel, but some of the times i didn't fee
of the boston globe and ashley parker of the "new york times." ashley, thank you so much. you were right in there. give me the tick tock. tell me the mood tuesday night because it seemed to me there was some amazing time before -- between when we called it here at nbc around between when we c here on msnbc, around 11:20 and when the loser came out and talked, mitt romney. >> sure. it came from extreme confidence to sort of extreme shell shocked at the very end when he came out to speak. in between, there was sort of this weird moment of what's going to happen? all of these aides have been told to show up with packed bags and ready to go in case there was going to be a recount. they said, take your bags, bring them outside of the garden. we're taking them to the airport and you guys are going to be on the first flights out to virginia and ohio and obviously that was called off. >> and then there was a point when the presidential candidate mitt romney said it's gone? >> yeah. so he was not watching tv, actually. he was in a room with his family, his five sons, the daughter-in-laws and he w
two of these political reporters with me tonight. matt viser from "the boston globe" and ashley parker of the "new york times." ashley, thank you so much. you were right in there. give me the tick tock. tell me the mood tuesday night because it seemed to me there was some amazing time before -- between when we called it here at nbc around 11:00, a little after 11:00, 11:20, and when the after 11:00 and when the loser came out and talked, romney. >> it went from extreme confidence to extreme shell shocked at the very end when he came out to speak. in between, there was this weerld moment of what's going to happen. all the aids have been told to show up with packed bags ready to go in case there was a recount. there was a call that said there was going to be a recount in virginia or ohio. bring your bags outside of the garden. we're taking them to the airport and you'll be on the first flights out to virginia and ohio. and obviously, that was called off. >> then there was a point where the presidential candidate himself governor romney came outside and said it's gone? >> i mean, so he wa
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, the first circuit out of boston and the second circuit out of new york have already struck down the law. so when you have that sort of a situation, the justices are -- you've gotten their attention. >> once that happens, what does it do to the states like california? and then you have other states in the country that are looking to put marriage equality into action as law and open it up for people. >> well, when we were looking at the different possibilities that i discussed at buzz feed, one of the things that could happen with this case is that they accept the doma challenge. and while they're doing that, they just let the prop 8 case sit before them. and they wait until they've decided what they're going to do with the defense of marriage act. and then depending on the type of decision that they rule in that case, it could be broad enough that it could have an impact on states like california. it could also have impact on states like north carolina that just passed an amendment banning same-sex couples from marrying earlier this year. >> all right. so we all are on the supreme court watc
before a crowd of his own supporters, that were gathered outside his campaign headquarters in boston. >> i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory, his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well. but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. this is a time of great challenges for america. and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. >> paul ryan will return to washington, not as the next vice-president. but he did win re-election to the congressional seat he has held since 1998. >> the g.o.p. will remain in control of the house of representatives, the democrats failing to gets close to the 218 seats needed for a majority. the house speaker john boehner, obviously very pleased to retain his leadership role. >> for two years, our house majority has been the primary line of defense for the american people against a government that spends too much, taxes too much, certainly borrows too much, when it's left unchecked. and in the face of a staggering national debt that threat
optimistic view on the night. and so going into boston that day, we felt like we had a pretty darn good chance of winning. as yo can imagine, it was a bit of a shock. when we didn't win. >> reporter: "saturday night live" poked fun at ryan, native of janesville, wisconsin. >> mother sent me to got you, father. paul ryan is doing feats of strength in the drawing room. she thought we would like to see. >> yeah? well, i'd like to see him carry wisconsin! >> reporter: the president wins 330-some electoral votes, every battleground state with the exception of north carolina does barack obama now have a mandate? >> i don't think so because they also re-elected the house republicans. whether people intended or not, we've got a divided government. >> reporter: so you don't think there's a mandate here. >> i don't because then they would have put nancy pelosi in charge of the house of representatives. see, i think these idea that we talked about i think they're popular ideas. this is a very close election. unfortunately, divided government didn't work very well the last two years. we are going t
disappointed when i went to work for the mayor of boston 45 years ago, i was told seriously, hey, kid, there's one thing you you got to remember. you never write when you can talk, you never talk when you can nod, and you neff nod when you can wink. and why these two very intelligent men were sending these embarrassing e-mails is absolutely baffling. >> a lesson for all of us to remember. so remember to wink nod and -- >> is he right, is there anything more than to this than just the exposure of a public figure's sex life? >> the question is whether there were see credit s secrets exposed. >> it's maybe not so much about the affair about the issues this benghazi that were raised and who whole other series and the loss of support. it's a pretty interesting piece worth reading. >> futures are indicated higher after the markets closed down again. indicated up about 34. in europe this morning, we've been taking a look and seeing at this point at least some modest red arrows. declines of the ftse at this point down by about 19 points. cac off by five. germany, the dax down by half a percent. an
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net ta is expected to -- palmetta is expected to return to wis home as well. >>> romney went to boston in tuesday and he told reporters on the plane that win or lose, he wanted to spend time with his family after months out on the road. romney advisers won't speculate what they will do next. but they say the 65-year-old governor probably won't disappear. >> this man was been arrested for breaking into nancy pelosi's home. he was also trying to break into someone else's home. investigators don't believe those break-s ins were politically motivated. >>> the nor -- in the northeast, it's causing problems here as well. how it is affecting flights in and out of snowe this moving. this-- affecting flights in and out of sfo this morning. kzo >>> good thursday morning. off to a -- off to a dry start. looking out to the east bay, we can see some clouds, some breaks in the clouds. we'll be tracking some rain showers and maybe some snow. >>> 8:14. a new storm puts the recovery from superstorm sandy on hole. a nor easter has left a blanket of snow and the weight of the snow snapped trees over powe
on the appeals court in boston. he is from portland and have been backed by both republican senators. he was part of what they call thurmond's rule. >> thurmond-leahy rule. >> angus king, from maine, claiming the party alignment is up for grabs. his initial request is he would align with whatever party agreed to push for essentially doing away with the current filibuster rules. harry reid made clear he is not willing to go that far. i know still think angus king will align with a democrat. he endorsed obama. >> and he said yesterday he had conversations with him in the past 24 hours. >> and a phone call with bob corker. the point being that this is the kind of thing that i think a lot of freshmen -- king most vocal among them, they will come to the senate and say let us not spend our first months of this silliness of gratuitous filibuster and blocking a holding everything. let's clear out the underbrush. like you are speaking about, who none of us ever heard of. these are assistant secretaries that one or two senators even care about. >> i think a wrinkle is depending on how much it gets done in
love boston, and i went to school up there in high school. there are a lot of smart people up there, but i always resented the fact that people in the north think that people in texas are deserving of terms like corn opponent. i don't know about you but it upsets me because we do have people that are a little capable of doing things, including the then president of the united states, lyndon johnson. who in a six-week period kept the kennedy team, because it was essential to be able to keep the momentum going on the agenda that had stalled for three years, effectively. he kept the kennedy team which showed the leadership skill of humility. he had the leadership skill of doinged determination, and he had the skills of creating a strategy and he implemented in a six-week period a 25% across-the-board cut in income tax rates. believe it or not it's a liberal democrat, the idea was to cut taxes to raise revenue to begin to fund the great society programs. he went to the senate which was opposed to his ultimate goal of significant civil rights legislation, and convinced the dean of the se
. mitt romney of course give a concession speech last night in boston. years a portion. [video clip] >> i believe in america. i believe in the people of america. [applause] and i ran for office because i am concerned about america. this election is over, but our principles and door. i believe that the principles upon which this nation was founded are the only sure guide to a resurging economy and renew greatness. like so many of you, paul and i have left everything on the field, we have given our all to this campaign. [applause] i so wish that i had been able to fulfill your hopes to lead the country in a different direction, but the nation chose another leader. so ann and i join with you to pray for him in leading this country. you guys are the best. thank you so much. a thank you. thank you, guys. host: and as we continue to take your calls on c-span this morning we will go to henry on our line for democrats in michigan. good morning to you. caller: good morning. you know, this is a glorious morning. and i feel really sorry for the lady in florida. and that guy in new jersey who of just
in pennsylvania. and then another republican from texas also lost his seat. this is an ap story out of boston were the brahney/ryan campaign ended up last night. it says paul ryan will return to the house and resumed his role as budget committee chairman. we want to get your reaction to election 2012. our first call is from barbara in hudson, florida. you are calling on the independent line. for whom did you vote? caller: i voted for obama. at women's rights is a very big thing for me. also, medicare, been age 41 and disabled and also a rape victim -- a rape survivor, i should say. i believe obama has the best thing. i was going for mitt romney at first, but when he brought up the issue is about women's rights, and also with medicare and making a voucher program, and also social security, that is where i went toward obama this year. host: that was barbara in hudson, florida. next is mark from brownsville, texas on the republican line. you are on c-span. of what is your reaction to yesterday's election? disappointed in the way the election happen. i voted for mr. romney. i feel that because of the
heard from mitt romney on his campaign charter heading into boston last night. he thought he was going to win too. he said he had no regrets and was proud of his campaign. but as for why this campaign went down in defeat, that adviser tells me that they are pointing to what the obama campaign was predicting, they were going to have a good turnout in the word of the adviser, the obama campaign was right. as for the future of the republican party, i talked to a top conservative leader inside the republican party who said the gop will have to do a better job talking about immigration reform with latinos if they have any hopes of winning a presidential election in the near future. john? >>> presidential race is settled, but we're still looking at key races to determine the final numbers for the balance of power in the united states senate and the house of representatives. our chief congressional correspondent dana bash is with us for breaking news in north dakota. >> cnn can project the democratic candidate for senate, heidi heitkamp, in north dakota, has won that seat. she's kept that sea
," bruce springsteen] >> and now, mitt romney's concession speech, from boston. this is about five minutes. >> thank you. thank you. thank you. thank you, my friends. thank you so very much. [applause] thank you. thank you. thank you. i have just called president obama to congratulate him on his victory. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. his supporters and his campaign also deserve congratulations. i wish all of them well, but particularly the president, the first lady and their daughters. [applause] this is a time of great challenges for america, and i pray that the president will be successful in guiding our nation. [applause] i want to thank paul ryan for all that he has done for our campaign. [applause] and for our country. besides my wife, ann, paul is the best choice i've ever made. [applause] and i trust that his intellect and his hard work and his commitment to principle will continue to contribute to the good of our nation. [applause] i also want to thank ann, the love of my life. [applause] she would have been a wonderful first lady. she's -- she has b
court judge to sit on the appeals court in boston. he is from portland and have been backed by both republican senators. he was part of what they call thurmond's rule. >> thurmond-leahy rule. >> angus king, from maine, claiming the party alignment is up for grabs. his initial request is he would align with whatever party agreed to push for essentially doing away with the current filibuster rules. harry reid made clear he is not willing to go that far. i know still think angus king will align with a democrat. he endorsed obama. >> and he said yesterday he had conversations with him in the past 24 hours. >> and a phone call with bob corker. the point being that this is the kind of thing that i think a lot of freshmen -- king most vocal among them, they will come to the senate and say let us not spend our first months of this silliness of gratuitous filibuster and blocking a holding everything. let's clear out the underbrush. like you are speaking about, who none of us ever heard of. these are assistant secretaries that one or two senators even care about. >> i think a wrinkle is depe
federal judges, including famously an appeals court judge to sit on the appeals court in boston who has been back, he's in portland, and he's been backed by both republican senators became as part of they call, what difficult? the thurman road which was -- >> the thurman leahy rule. spent the person to look to for some guidance here is a interesting, the senator-elect from maine. who was governor as an independent. you probably all know this by now but is coming to washington, claiming that he is his party installation, his party a lime is up for grabs. his initial request was that he would align with whichever party agreed to push for a essentially a doing away with the current filibuster rules. harry reid has made clear he's not going to go that far but we still think angus king will end up combining with the democrats. he did after all endorsed obama. >> and he said yesterday that he had several conversations with him in the past 24 hours. >> and the best he could do was get a phone call from bob corker. sounds like only one side is courting him. but the point being that it is, this
in the "boston globe." here is what warren rudman says, "frankly, i blame the american people as much as congress. they talk a great game. they are against deficit spending as long as it did not affect anything but the benefit from." guest: that is true. that is the basic problem with democracy. there is something called fiscal illusion. economists have written about this for decades. people would rather see tax cuts and then maintain current spending or higher spending even if that leads to deficits. that forces future generations, future taxpayers to foot the bill. that is irresponsible behavior. that is where we got to where we are at, unsustainable spending. we cannot raise taxes enough to pay for the spending that we have written into law at this point. we have to come to terms with this basic problem of democracy. we cannot both have all the spending we want and not pay for taxes. -- not pay for it in taxes. host: seth hanlon, last year you tied in the unemployment benefits argument with the payroll tax in an article let you wrote. unemployment benefits are due to expire as well as the end
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